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News To Know: Snooping Through Your Medicine Cabinet

Many Americans have applied for health insurance only to be rejected for unknown reasons. One explanation: insurers using your prescriptions against you. It turns out that databases with personal prescription information can be bought and sold commercially and insurers are taking advantage. They can access the prescriptions people have been given for up to the past five years and manipulate this information to deny coverage. The worst part? Apparently this is completely legal! Just one more hurdle for uninsured Americans to jump over.

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